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Poster: MaureenKennedy Date: Nov 8, 2007 11:43pm
Forum: Americana Subject: How does the public contribute to uploading new books?

I cannot find anything on this website that would instruct me as a public individual, on how to scan and upload old books that I have. Like I have land and deed title books of Los Angeles County from 1880s that would be valuable to some researchers and I have scanned (with a regular scanner) them beautifully and saved them in .jpg format. But Djvu seems to be the preferred choice (which I like the best)so is there a converter to jpg to djvu? Or should I be running some Djvu software using my regular scanner (which is Hewelett Packard) scanning software? The land deeds book is 11 inches long so I used large flatbed scanner to do entire page as one. Since I am retired I have plenty of time to do this stuff and I figure every book I can upload that you don't already have saves you $30 in having it commerically scanned in some library.

So please tell u how an ordinary individual can scan books to upload here and be some contribution to Internet Archive?

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Poster: AnnaN Date: Apr 30, 2009 12:17pm
Forum: Americana Subject: Re: How does the public contribute to uploading new books?

The FAQ has just been updated to provide this information:

http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#Texts_and_Books

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